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S/4312 Antique Brass Lidded Pub Tankard of the Georgian Period

A rare Georgian brass lidded pub tankard of tapering form, having a vertical seam. It is made of thin rolled brass, and has a heart shaped attachment to the thumb piece. The attractive early engraving, as to its ownership, Ivy Bush Inne, Leicester, adds to its rarity. Very few brass mugs have survived, compared with the thousands of pewter ones, probably owing to the fact that brass was more expensive than pewter. An identical example is illustrated in The Schiffer Brass Book on page 384.

Sold 5 in. (12.5 cm.) Wide
6 in. (16.5 cm.) High
4 in. (11.5 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1800